Statewide: Fall Enrollment Data; Best State Budget Practices; Return Of the "Wide Awakes"

Sep 13, 2018

Statewide, with host Sean Crawford, brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois. 

This week:

Rachel Otwell vists the Wide Awakes parade that harkens back to Lincoln's era, but is focused on getting today's young poeople politically active.

Sean Crawford talks with Prof. Beverly Bunch on best practices in state budgeting and how Illinois stacks up.

Madelyn Beck of Illinois Newsroom examines how technology is changing the debate around abortion.

Dusty Rhodes explores an often overlooked source of classroom talent to help with the state's teacher shortage: paraprofessionals.

Ryan Denham of WGLT gives a roundup of the fall enrollment numbers at Illinois' public colleges and universities.  

Rich Egger of Tri States Public Radio interviews a photographer who is capturing images of Forgotonia in a  series of books.

Peter Medlin with Northern Public Radio has the story of the first openly Evangelical Lutheran gay clergy member in northern Illinois.

St. Louis Public Radio's Shahla Farzan details a court case where a gay couple is suing a retirement community for discrimination after bring denied housing.